| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Some Kings fans still haven't forgiven Rob Blake for relinquishing the captaincy in 2000 during a contract stalemate. Blake, now the team's assistant general manager, knows his election to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday likely won't appease his most...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The season began with the Ducks talking about being at their best for the playoffs, and putting less emphasis on their drive to win in the regular season.
They are 7-1 and are leading the NHL in goals, evidence the accelerator is pressed to the...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Gordie Howe, a Hall of Famer known to many as "Mr. Hockey," has lost some function on one side of his body and is having trouble speaking after suffering a stroke, the Detroit News reported on Tuesday.
The 86-year-old Howe, who spent the bulk of his...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, long ago nicknamed “Mr. Hockey” for his legendary toughness, durability and scoring exploits, suffered a serious stroke Sunday and has lost some of the function and strength on the right side of his body, his son,...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Not every athlete feels like going home and sulking after a tough loss. Some need a good distraction to take their mind off the disappointment.
The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Kris Versteeg, Nick Leddy, Corey Crawford and Brandon...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Defenseman Johnny Boychuk has had an immediate impact on the New York Islanders, who acquired him from the salary cap-squeezed Boston Bruins just before the...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:06 PM
In communist countries during the mid-1980s, not much footage from North America made its way onto TV screens.
Yet each day when his father watched the news in their family's small apartment in Trencin, which at the time was part of Czechoslovakia and...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:12 PM
For a program in search of exposure, the name of the starting quarterback provided some excitement at the start of the 2013 season.
Tulane, coming off 10 losing seasons, handed the starting quarterback job to none other than Nick Montana. That would be...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Two days after the Kings had won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons — probably before some players had gotten any sleep — General Manager Dean Lombardi was back at work, focusing on his next project.
A student of sports...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Hockey history made a house call in June, in the days after forward Justin Williams and the Kings won the Stanley Cup.
Williams, as the most valuable player of the playoffs, took home the Conn Smythe Trophy.
His name goes on the shiny relic along with...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:44 AM
Hockey players. Hockey dads. Hockey moms. Hockey people. Hockey guys. Hockey chicks.
Internationally, it's called ice hockey.
Here in North America, it's hockey plain and simple, almost totally ignoring that other sport, field hockey.